Location: Chelmsford, MA 01824, United States
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25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
61 WIlder St., Lowell, MA 01851
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
107 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
291 Great Road, Acton, MA 01730
279 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Middle School Whoopie Pie Book Club
Join the new Whoopie Pie Book Club for Middle School students! Thursday April 27th at 3:30 pm. This first meeting we will discuss book titles and choose a book to read for next month!
Whoopie Pies will be available to participants, please sign up at Children's Room Desk! (added from Eventkeeper)
Book vs. Movie: Discussion Group
Read the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly at home
then come to the Library and watch the movie together.
After the movie, share snacks and discuss both.
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Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club
The Hazen Memorial Library is hosting a book club for adults who are interested in reading and discussing Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. The next meeting is on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm to discuss Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep.
Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence.
Fleeing the threat, a family of scientists, including two children, are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. A rescue mission, not entirely composed of humans, must rescue the children-and a secret that may save the rest of interstellar civilization.
Winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Refreshments will be provided and new members always welcome!
Please call 978-425-2620 or visit the Hazen Memorial Library to order your copy of the book. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
APRIL 27, 2017 BOOK CLUB:
Book Club meets on the last Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. (added from Eventkeeper)
Teen Poetry Awards Ceremony
Join us for a night of poetry as we celebrate the winners of the 13th annual Lee Golomb Cadiff Teen Poetry Contest on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm. Winners will read their award-winning poetry, and we will also have Swampscott's own Poet Laureate, Lee Freedman, share with us an original work. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Congratulations to all our winners! (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Muggles Support Group
Feeling pained withoutPotter?
Gather with other Muggles who are passionate about the fantasy genre!
Each month will feature a voted-on selection. Then we'll meet to have a snack, discuss the book and the fantasy genre in general.
For April we will be reading The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel.
Copies of the month's book are available at the Children's Circ. Desk.
No sign-up required!
This book club is intended for advanced readers (grades: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth). (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Setup for Book/Bake Sale
Setup for Book and Bake Sale (added from Eventkeeper)
Friday Morning Book Group
Lincoln Library's oldest book group. This year's theme is Sports:Game on.
Coffee and refreshments 9:30am
This meeting's selection is The Girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King Copies in various formats available 2 weeks prior to meeting at the front desk (added from Eventkeeper)
Yascha Mounk, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State
Spring Book and Bake Sale
Friends' Spring Book and Bake Sale (added from Eventkeeper)
Author/Illustrator D. B. Johnson at the Main Library
D. B. Johnson, the author and illustrator of numerous books introducing Henry David Thoreau to very young readers, will visit the children's room at the Main Library on Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm. The author of the "Henry" books will read from one of the books and will draw for the children. The program is part of this year's Concord Reads, a month long series inspired by Walking by Henry David Thoreau. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Julie Lekstrom Himes presents "Mikhail and Margarita"
Please join us on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm, when Julie Lekstrom Himes
presents Mikhail and Margarita
, a historic novel set in 1930s Russia.
Julie Lekstrom Himes’ short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor’s Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
** A love triangle involving Mikhail Bulgakov, famed author of The Master and Margarita, an agent of Stalin’s secret police, and the bewitching Margarita has inescapable consequences for all three in 1930s Russia. **
It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov’s enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse, Bulgakov has fallen in love with the dangerously outspoken Margarita. Facing imminent arrest, infatuated with Margarita, he is inspired to write his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a satirical novel that is scathingly critical of power and the powerful.
Ranging between lively readings in the homes of Moscow’s literary elite to the Siberian Gulag, Mikhail and Margarita recounts a passionate love triangle while painting a portrait of a country with a towering literary tradition confronting a dictatorship that does not tolerate dissent. Margarita is a strong, idealistic woman, who is fiercely loved by two very different men, both of whom will fail in their attempts to shield her from the machinations of a regime hungry for human sacrifice. Himes launches a rousing defense of art and the artist during a time of systematic deception and she movingly portrays the ineluctable consequences of love for one of history’s most enigmatic literary figures. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
STEEL DRUM BAND SPONSORED BY ACTON WOMAN'S CLUB--New Book Area, Second Floor
The Pan Loco Steel Drum Band will perform the sweet sounds of the Caribbean -- calypso, reggae, island music and requests -- and everyone is welcome. To hear an audio clip on YouTube, go to http://panloco.com/Media.html.
The non-profit Acton Woman's Club, a service and social organization, sponsors a concert at the library each year . For information on the Club, or its historic Clubhouse which is available for rental, go to http://theactonwomansclub.org/.
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Poetry at the Library: An Afternoon with Robert Pinsky (Main Library)
On Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m, the Poetry at the Library Series hosts three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (www.robertpinskypoet.com
) who will read from his newest book of poems, At the Foundling Hospital (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2016) and talk about its genesis and his approach to the art of poetry. Join us for a memorable afternoon with this beloved poet known worldwide for elegant and tough, vividly imaginative poems with a wild musical energy and range. A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. To be held in the Main Library’s Periodical Room.This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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FREE ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLES
MAYNARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Monday 10:00 TO 12:00 Noon Beginner/Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 TO 12:00 Noon Intermediate /Advanced*
Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening
and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation
Circle you can to talk about daily life, ideas, books, movies, travel or food, science, parenting,
hobbies, or the the news, etc. In this group you can learn to comfortably speak English about
topics in everyday English. You can also practice your pronunciation and add words to your
everyday vocabulary by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.
No registration is required. The Circles are led by an
experienced English teacher who greatly enjoys being with English language learners. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale. Purchase books, CDs, DVDs and more to support the Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Adult Coloring Group
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring, every Monday at 2 pm. Come with friends or meet new ones! Bring your own coloring books, colored pencils, and markers, or use ours. (added from Eventkeeper)
Who Picked This Book? Club
Who said reading had to be all hard work -- join us for a fun evening of popular fiction and maybe some non fiction titles.
Among the ten thousand things by Julia Pierpoint will be this month's selection.
Copies in various formats will be available at the front desk 2 weeks prior to meeting.
new members and drop ins welcome
refreshments will be served. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Nina Sankovitch presents a free author event with "The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family"
Please join us on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm, when Nina Sankovitch presents her new biography, "The Lowells of Massachusetts," a fascinating chronicle of one of the most powerful families in the United States during the country’s early years.
The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s. For the first time, Nina Sankovitch tells the story of this fascinating and powerful dynasty in "The Lowells of Massachusetts."
Though not without scoundrels and certainly no strangers to controversy. The Lowells realized the promise of America as the land of opportunity by uniting Puritan values of hard work, community service, and individual responsibility with a deep-seated optimism that became a well-known family trait. Long before the Kennedys put their stamp on Massachusetts, the Lowells claimed the bedrock.
Nina Sankovitch is the author of "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing." She was born in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate Tufts University and Harvard Law School. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
This is a free author talk, Q&A, and book signing -- join us! (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography
The Marshall family, which filmed and studied the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, created one of the most significant visual anthropology projects of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Peabody Museum, the Marshalls made eight trips to Namibia (then South West Africa) in the 1950s to document some of the world’s last surviving self-sufficient hunter-gatherers, the Ju/’hoansi and G/wi people (earlier known pejoratively as “Bushmen” and later as the !Kung and the San). Using the Marshall family’s collection of stereo views taken with a Stereo Realist camera, Ilisa Barbash will discuss the Marshalls’ archive of over 40,000 photographs, the subject of the new book, Where the Roads All End: Anthropology and Photography in the Kalahari (Peabody Museum Press). The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event, at the front desk of the Peabody Museum, and from Harvard University Press. (HMNHpr)… (more)
Clyde Farnsworth presents "Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century"
Please join us on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm, when Clyde Farnsworth
presents his new book, "Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century."
This is a free event. There will be time after the author talk for Q&A and book signing.
This memoir of father and son journalists--both named Clyde Farnsworth--draws on the unfinished autobiography of the author's father. Largely biographical, this book can be read as a panoramic history of American newspaper journalism in the twentieth-century, covering Prohibition gangs, prison fires, and botched executions in the 1920s and 1930s, to global war, the shaping of postwar Europe and Asia, and America's emergence from the Cold War. Tangled Bylines includes off-beat encounters with Amelia Earhart, Douglas MacArthur, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, and Simon Wiesenthal.
Clyde Henri Farnsworth was born in Cleveland in 1931, and joined the US Army after graduating from Yale. He served in Korea as a combat medic and later ran the 179th Infantry regimental newspaper. His was award the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He and fellow soldiers from the 45th Division were selected to march in a New York City ticker tape parade at war's end.
Upon his discharge, he walked into UP at 3rd Avenue and 42nd Street in New York to land his first paying news job.
He then worked as an American journalist for more than four decades, writing for United Press International, The New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times. For the Times he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe, Canada and Australia. In 1968 he won the E. W. Fairchild Award of the Overseas Press Club of America for Best Business News Reporting from Abroad. In 1969 he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with Tad Szulc and Henry Kamm for articles on the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century
J. Courtney Sullivan presents "Saints for All Occasions"
Please join us for a special MONDAY evening event, when J. Courtney Sullivan
reads from and signs her new novel, Saints for All Occasions
. This is a sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine
, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.
Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she’s shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn’t sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora’s favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.
J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time magazine Best Book of the Year and a Washington Post Notable Book. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year, and has been translated into seventeen languages. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
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